Islands have the greatest concentration of biodiversity on the planet1. Robinson Crusoe Island is no exception. It’s globally recognized as having the highest density of unique plant species. Even more than the Galapagos1. But this incredible ecosystem is in danger.
Climate change threatens the rock lobsters that sustain the island community. Invasive coatimundi, goats, feral cats, rabbits, and rodents have caused a sharp decline in the forest and soil. This is bad news for the birds, plants, and humans that call this place home.
Island Conservation is a non-profit organization (NGO) that has been working with the Robinson Crusoe community for the last decade. They are fighting to preserve this environment – both for the indigenous people and native birds – including the Juan Fernández Firecrown, Masafuera Rayadito, and the Pink-footed Shearwater.
However, this isn’t just about preservation. The community has a vision for ecotourism and a sustainable future. But without modern technology this may never happen.
That’s why Lenovo, in partnership with Island Conservation, are launching Work for Humankind. This project is a community-led, tech and data-driven island restoration1. In simple terms… Lenovo is providing smarter technology, which enables our selected volunteers to help the locals achieve their ambitious goal. Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. Teach him, give him innovative tools and technology, he could feed his island forever.
Plus, with upgraded internet and equipment, Island Conservation will be able to quickly process and analyse data about invasive animals around the island. Hours saved here could help save endangered species.
The last piece of the puzzle is you. We need you to transfer your valuable skills to the island, all while using our technology so you can continue working your normal day job remotely. And it all starts by filling out this form. Footnotes:
1. Island Conservation October 2021 report